Dolphins Sign Branden Albert

The Miami Dolphins finally have their man.

A year after almost trading a second round pick for him, Miami has signed free agent Branden Albert to a five year deal worth $46 million. This is a step in the right direction for one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. Albert is a Pro Bowler who will give Miami help they desperately need on the line.

Miami wasn't done with signings for the day, though. They signed defensive tackle Earl Mitchell to a four year deal worth $16 million. Albert had been with the Texans for four years before becoming a free agent. He was a full-time starter last year, and hopefully he'll fill the void left by Paul Soliai and (possibly) Randy Starks.

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